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« Week #355 - Top Ten Hundred Words »
Date: 5-20-2019
Word Limit: 1000
Words Written: 13,436

Judges (crits):
*Nethilia
Saucy_Rodent
sebmojo



Hello. I have made very good words and that is why I am the choose-person who gets to tell you all how I would like you to make very good words. I do not want bad or very bad words. That is what I am here to do: choose the best words in around seven days.

Here is a set of words that show you the ten hundred group of words that are the most words people who talk in my words use when you put your words in it.
https://xkcd.com/simplewriter/

This week, you will use words to make stories, but the words you will write your story will be simple. You must only use the top ten hundred words in the language (except for names and places). I will allow different uses of a word. Other than those kinds of words, you cannot use other words more than ten parts of a hundred. Also, your words must be about someone who is happy about something, because I am happy about this. The other choose-people and me will check your words in the simple writer. Do not use many words outside of the top ten hundred. If there are too many words that aren't simple, you will not be able to get more than a bad mention and you may lose. If you use very few words that are not simple, you will do better.

You have ten hundred words to say your things. If you would like two hundred more words, I or another choose-person will offer you a thing that will make your words a little harder.

(In non-simple text for people who are now going damn it, Neth's fallen off the Blood Throne and hit her head:

Hi. I won. Look at me. Don't gimme shit. I'm the judge now.

The link above is a Simple Word writer, in the style of XKCD's Up-Goer Five or the book Thing Explainer. That's your challenge. That link'll red-text any words that aren't the most common words. You can only use those words--barring proper nouns like names and places--to write your stories this week, with a buffer of about ten percent (with the obvious of word tenses/plurals and such as). You have only the top thousand words in English to write your stories. Also, you're going to write about people who have a reason to be happy. I (and the other judges) will check your words and if you've used too many words outside the top thousand, you'll DM or worse. The fewer words outside the top thousand, the better.

ETA: am only using xkcd's Simple Writer. Other lists won't help you.)


16 Total Submissions, 1 Total Failures:
Loser
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Loser
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Honorable Mention
5
Honorable Mention
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Honorable Mention
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Dishonorable Mention
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Winner
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Dishonorable Mention
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Honorable Mention
14
Dishonorable Mention
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Dishonorable Mention
16

Failures who signed up but did not submit: